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The Virgin and Child with a Bird

after 1500
16th century
190 x 166 mm (7.5 x 6.5 in.)

Cristofano Robetta, Italian, (1462–ca. 1535)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Posthumous; shows wear; faint, especially at right side; some scratches
Edition: Only known impression in the United States
Marks: Signed in plate, lower center: “RBTA”
Marks: Watermark: Hand with flower (Briquet 11457)
Bibliography: Hind D.II-18 (vol. 1, p. 203, plate 283); Bartsch 12 (vol. 13, p. 400); Print Collector’s Quarterly vol. 10, no. 4, p. 387; Hind, Catalogue of Early Italian the British Museum; Text, p. 200, no. 8, Richard S. Field, ed., A Census of Fifteenth-century Prints in Public Collections of the United States and Canada (New Haven, CT: Print Council of America, 1995).
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1952
Accession Number: 1952.D3.5

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  • plate Dimensions: 190 x 166 mm (7.5 x 6.5 in.)

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